The expectation that the church represents the life of Jesus is a mirage. It’s an inversion of the gospel. Jesus is not the product of human structures. As the new creation He is the yeast that transforms the dough. As alpha and omega Jesus is the source of the church and the expression of it as people. There will be no healing for us if we believe in salvation by church. Institutionalism leaves us un-healed, un-transformed and blundering on damaging ourselves and those we were meant to strengthen. More.